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No Start Up Menu

My son set his DS Lite up to go straight to the game when he turns it on. Now he does not have the "chat" option and cannot play regular Gameboy Advance games on his DS Lite. It goes straight to the DS game. How do we undo what he has done?

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  • KolbysMom Nov 28, 2007

    Thanks. My husband fiddled with it and figured out he could hold down the "Start" button while turing it on and get the menu to pop up. I appreciate your attention to my question and we will try that if it ever happens again!

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Turn it on without any cartridge inside, probably the menu will appear again.

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